A cozy, friendly residential area nestled in the big city of New Orleans, Uptown is a lovely place to visit, especially easy when you are staying at one of the hotels near Uptown New Orleans Historic District. You’ll be immersed in the history and charming neighborhoods throughout.
Experience The Area
Uptown New Orleans Historic District uniquely combines history and modern, musicians and artists, and together these things create an incredible cultural experience that is nearly impossible to put into words – it’s an experience of the senses. Over the years many musicians, artists, and sports icons that have found their homes in Uptown, if only for a short while. Some of the most well-known include Buddy Bolden, Louis Armstrong, Archie Manning, Lil Wayne, and Birdman.
From one of the hotels near Uptown New Orleans you can easily head over to Magazine Street for a full day of strolling, eating, shopping, and entertainment. Start your day at La Boulangerie – voted best bakery in 2014 – with an almond croissant and specialty coffee. Enjoy your coffee while you stroll down Magazine, browsing thru boutique shops and art studios. Bakeries and restaurants line the street welcoming you to graze your way around the neighborhood.
The western end of Magazine Street brings you to the beautiful Audubon Park. Surrounded by green grass, over two miles of running and walking trails, a lagoon, and plenty of spots to stretch out, read a book, and enjoy one of the fine desserts you picked up on your walk to the park. The park is home to the Audubon Zoo, the Audubon Aquarium, Butterfly Garden, and even an IMAX theater. Perfect weather or a rainy afternoon, a day at the park is a great way to make memories, take a break while on a business trip, or explore the area.
If you’re a prospective student falling in love with the area, schedule a few tours at Tulane University and Loyola University New Orleans. There are also Lusher and Samuel J. Green Charter Schools for those interested in relocating with children in appropriate grades.
Hotels Near Uptown New Orleans
There are many hotels near Uptown New Orleans Historic District that offer this entire experience to you, just from different perspectives. The Hampton Inn New Orleans Garden District is in the Garden District on St. Charles Avenue, allowing guests to explore both the Garden and Historic Districts, with the comfort of a known and loved chain, the Hampton Inn. About a 6-minute drive, or a little less than a 20-minute ride on the bus and on foot will get you to the center of the Uptown Historic District. The Best Western Plus St. Charles Inn is another familiar name and sits right next to the Hampton Inn on St. Charles Ave. The Clarion Hotel Grand Boutique is closer to Center City, a quick 15-minute bus ride and 10 minutes by foot or car. Crescent Palms Motel is also a 10-minute drive away, being farther northeast, near Gert Town, and having very reasonable nightly rates.